Behind the Mission: LGBT+ and the World Bank Group

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Behind the Mission: LGBT+ and the World Bank Group

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As a global organization that has embraced the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World Bank Group is committed to fostering and strengthening diversity and inclusion in both its work and workplace. We are committed to a workplace where everyone is valued, where differences are respected and celebrated, and where opportunity and equitable treatment is afforded to all. 

For our next episode of Behind the Mission: Working at the World Bank Group, which is on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), we delve into LGBT+ issues at the World Bank Group. How has the diversity and inclusion agenda improved over the years? How does our institution ensure that LGBT+ rights are protected and LGBT+ staff are empowered and nurtured? Why should LGBT+ community consider a career in international development, especially at the WBG? Join the discussion with three staff members, who will share their insights and experiences about how the World Bank Group is ensuring that LGBT+ staff are fairly represented and that their rights remain top of mind. 

  • Kelly Widelska, Economic Inclusion Advisor for the Gender and Economic Inclusion Group at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Clifton Cortez, Global Advisor on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), World Bank Group
  • Jewel McFadden, Outreach and Inclusion Chair for GLOBE, the World Bank Group's LGBTQ+ employee business resource group)

Join us for the live conversation on May 17th.
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ABOUT Behind the Mission: Working at the World Bank Group: Who are we? Where do we work? What do we do? Why join us? And, what’s it really like to work at the World Bank Group? In this series, our staff answer questions live about working for a unique global partnership as the World Bank Group, with 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations. Watch our previous episodes! 

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